South Islanders wanting sun next winter can book direct flights
from Christchurch to Rarotonga right now for next winter.
Virgin Australia is offering weekly flights for 17 weeks, on
Saturdays, from June 24 to October 13.
Christchurch Airport's Chief Aeronautical and Commercial
Officer, Justin Watson, says the "sun seeker" service will return
again for next winter.
"The popularity of these winter getaways are a reminder that the
Cook Islands destination is
much-requested and much-loved by South Islanders," he says. "The
Saturday afternoon departure means South Islanders can drive to
Christchurch Airport, park, walk into the terminal and fly direct
to an island vacation in the sun. What's not to love!"
Graeme West, GM Australia and New Zealand, Cook Islands Tourism
Corporation, says "Having a seasonal flight from Christchurch to
Rarotonga is fantastic for South Islanders. Being
able to hop on a short non-stop flight to paradise makes it very
easy. We look forward to welcoming Kiwis wanting a winter break in
the sun next year".